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speaking, the largest city close to us was 300 miles away, that being san antonio. on the mexican side, it's monterrey, mexico, 2 1/2 hours away. we grew up as an independent culture, the border culture. so both the mexican side and the american side, we've always thought of ourselves as one community. we don't think of ourselves as two different nations, like the nation thinks today. after 9/11, that changed. prior to 9/11, we went over there for lunch. we went over there for socializing. people come over. in fact, my home community of mcallen, texas, the business community can increase twofold because much of monterrey comes over to go shopping. that changed because the border got hardened, not only from law enforcement perspective, but the cartels came in. if you want to cross the border illegally, you literally have to go through the cartels in order to get across. so life has changed. many of the wealthy and upper middle class have moved to texas. they no longer feel safe in mexico. >> interesting. >> so there's a brain drain that's occurring. we, in turn, are prospering. their money
in the cities that had stayed in relatively stable condition from fdr to that. and we haven't seen anything since. the reagan revolution seems to have ended since reagan left the stage and what we've had in both parties is a failure of finding the right combination. >> the big difference between reagan and obama as far as coalition building is that the democratic party didn't react to reagan's aacceptedsy the way the republican party is reacting to oh bam in. you had a democratic party that was for a time being idealogically major yalgized but they didn't adopt a policy of structure. >> i don't think you can declare in the middle of administration that they have put together the coalition that's going to succeed it. >> and you can't claim that the president's re-election was an aligning event. he won actually with less percentage than he had in 2008. and, you know, republicans to like 30 governors, you know, a meaningful number of senators. >> but there may be a -- >> and control of one of the bodies of the united states congress. my point is -- >> although they lost by 5 million votes. >>
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